Sunday 25 February 2018

Man who kicked women in the head must bring more money into court

A 21-year-old Wexford town man who pleaded guilty to assaults that saw him kick two women in the head had his case adjourned so he could show more remorse by having more money available to the court.

Barry Harpur, of 4 Lee Heights, came before Judge Barry Hickson at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court having pleaded guilty to assaulting the women at Monck Street in March 2012.

Defence Counsel, James Peart B.L., told the court that a Probation Report showed that the defendant is doing very well. He was supposed to have gone for a drugs test but on account of smoking marijuana he did not go. He asked for a further adjournment to allow him have the test.

Mr. Peart also said that the defendant had €900 in court but has been told that is not enough given the nature of the injuries which the women suffered, having been kicked in the head. He is on €100 per week social welfare.

Judge Hickson said the assaults were 'quite serious'. Mr. Peart said the matter could be adjourned so the defendant could show more remorse by having more money available to the court. The Probation Report showed that he is co-operating with the Cornmarket Project and he is anxious to pursue this. He has assured him (counsel) that he would be drugs free by the next session.

Replying to Judge Hickson, Prosecuting Counsel Philip Sheahan said the victims were not present in court. There will be Victim Impact Reports in the case which will be read by gardai. He added that the injured parties did not wish to attend court.

Judge Hickson said he would adjourn the case to April 9 next.

Wexford People

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